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Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name
Washington Examinerr ^ | 6-18-2014 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans.

The professional football team added that in the meantime, the ruling would have "no effect at all" on its trademark rights while the case is on appeal. The press release even put that in boldface and underlined it.

"We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins’ trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board," said Redskins lawyer Bob Raskopf.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: defy; football; nfl; redskins; ruling; trademark
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Go Redskins!!!!
1 posted on 06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I live in DC and have never been a big Skins fan. This however has made me a champion for them. Go skins!


2 posted on 06/18/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

FUBO!!


3 posted on 06/18/2014 12:01:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is an outrageous ruling!


4 posted on 06/18/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They got the trademark legally. The government does not have the right to retract it.

The government should be doing what it is supposed to do: defend us against our enemies. Instead, it is inviting them to walk right in.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: YourAdHere

I don’t even watch football. The only sport that intrests me is the shooting sports.

However, I’m going to do some research after work today and find some Redskins-related items to buy that will support that team.

Take THAT, THUGerment!


6 posted on 06/18/2014 12:04:16 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So Obama direct’s his agencies like Patent and IRS to waste time and money, meanwhile the country is in an economic collapse, the world is burning, the government has become lawless, the borders are a sieve, people are dying in VA hospitals, ambassaders are being murdered.....

The Obama FAILED PRESIDENCY, IT’S OVER.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 12:05:46 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: I want the USA back

I am offended by the name democrat! someone revoke their trademark!


8 posted on 06/18/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

We need an American Indians for Redskins PAC. Some American Indians still get the point.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 12:07:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hail to the Redskins.....


10 posted on 06/18/2014 12:07:03 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: 1Old Pro

Bring God back into the picture... and He will help us laugh it off. (Psalm 2)


11 posted on 06/18/2014 12:07:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Obama is running into the good old American spirit and all his lawlessness will not ever take that away.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 12:09:04 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: I want the USA back

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is not the government ... it’s a frikkin’ office with computers and archives and pencils and papers ....


13 posted on 06/18/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Rule 12: Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.
- Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

Obama is still following his anti-American communist mentor. It would be too hard to persecute the Florida State Seminoles, Alcorn State University Braves, Bacone College Warriors, Bradley University Braves, Central Michigan University Chippewas, Chowan University Braves, Mississippi College Choctaws, Ottawa University Braves, San Diego State University Aztecs, University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Peoria Chiefs, Spokane Indians, Syracuse Chiefs, Golden State Warriors, more than a thousand high school teams, and Washington Redskins all at once, so they just persecute the Redskins. It’s surprising that so many teams are named to be “derogatory”, when most people would expect team names to represent respect.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I saw some 1940’s film of the Redskins marching band performing at half time. They were all wearing their war bonnets like Sitting Bull used to wear. Very politically incorrect. I loved it. Whenever I have a chance to bet on football I always put $10 on the Redskins just to piss off the liberals.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 12:15:55 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: I want the USA back
"They got the trademark legally. The government does not have the right to retract it."

Agreed. But the ruling has no effect on what the "Washington Redskins" choose to call themselves. The PTO ruling only allows OTHER PARTIES to call themselves "Washington Redskins" if those parties so choose.

16 posted on 06/18/2014 12:19:04 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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To: Pollster1

This has to be a result from one of the many czars this administration implemented. BO wants his changes systemic..... so far, so good. Underestimates us though, hopefully to his peril.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 12:19:32 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: patriotsoul

I don’t care what the Redskins call themselves, but I am disgusted at the idea that they have to pass a political correctness censorship test to keep the name they have had for 80 years. Everything Obama does disgusts me.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 12:23:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Every part of this Regime is corrupt


19 posted on 06/18/2014 12:23:44 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: All

The sleeping bear, or in this case, the low information voters are waking up. People who sat out last election are upset, they’ll vote in November.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 12:25:46 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: sheikdetailfeather
From Foxsports "Assuming a stay of the ruling is granted -- that is, the ruling is not immediately enforced pending appeal -- the Redskins will have the right to appeal this decision and seek to overturn the ruling. If overturning this decision sounds unlikely, think again, the same ruling occurred in 1999, but was overturned due to a technicality on appeal. The appeal process will likely take years. During that time, nothing will change. That's why the Redskins official statement says as follows: "We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board'€™s divided ruling will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins'€™ trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board."
21 posted on 06/18/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Go Redskins!!!! Right in clown’s face.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 12:27:22 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 1Old Pro
The Obama FAILED PRESIDENCY, IT’S OVER.

Drudge headline - TODD TURNS: OBAMA 'OVER'

I agree with Rush today and believe the clown is just getting started - we are going to live through another 2+ years of HE$$.

ValJar – There is Going to be Hell to Pay - Getting Even
23 posted on 06/18/2014 12:30:43 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think its an idiot decision but Legally I can’t see that they have much to stand on. Nobody has a Constitutional right to a Trademark.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: I want the USA back
The government is past being out of control It's arrogant.

Could this backfire? I'd think the Redskins can still use the logo, it just isn't there's exclusively. What has the nation come to when wearing a Washington Redskins logo is an act of defiance?

25 posted on 06/18/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT by grania
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To: sheikdetailfeather
R E D S K I N S

GOOD FOR THEM. AS OF TODAY - CONSIDER ME A LIFETIME FAN

26 posted on 06/18/2014 12:32:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Cheerio

It’s imperative we have 61 GOP senators. I think Obama knows he’ll lose the senate so he’s getting an earlier start at destroying the country.

I don’t think the elected Dems know that what Obama is doing will sweep them from Congress.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: sheikdetailfeather

How about, based upon their recent lack of success, “The Washington Deadskins.” Or to offend the antler set: the Buckskins or Doeskins. My favorite is “the Washington Redskin Potatoes.”


28 posted on 06/18/2014 12:33:33 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama’s illegal release of 5 Taliban commanders from GITMO in exhange for an Anti-American deserter offends me!


29 posted on 06/18/2014 12:39:06 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: GreyFriar

The DC Halfricans?


30 posted on 06/18/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: sheikdetailfeather

this means

??? what ???

anybody can sell fake Redskins jerseys
at the tailgate party ...
or something else?


31 posted on 06/18/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: sheikdetailfeather

32 posted on 06/18/2014 12:48:02 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So they’re going to appease the PC opponents of the Redskins by flooding the market with Redskins goods?

How long before the Indian tribe that’s been at the center of this tries to claim the “offensive” trademark for itself?


33 posted on 06/18/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama punishing Snyder for donating to Republicans only. Beginning, middle, and end of story.

If you want to anticipate Zero’s next move, just ask yourself what a spoiled five year old would do.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 12:50:13 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Before the Braves moved to Atlanta, the minor-league team was called the Atlanta Crackers. I don’t think anyone found that offensive.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 12:50:52 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Who the hell cares if some minority of a minority is offended.

You have the right to be offended but, it ends when you infringe on someone else’s right.

Pound sand ....yuh baby....


36 posted on 06/18/2014 12:52:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The latest ruling came after months of increasing political pressure by Reid, who in late May organized a letter signed by 50 Senate Democrats urging the team to change its name because it is supposedly offensive to Native Americans.

To give an idea of the depth of Reid’s sincerity, the letter was not circulated among Senate Republicans, according to the New York Times, meaning the whole exercise is a transparent game of politics.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/06/18/redskins-trademark-revoked-by-obamas-us-patent-office-in-outrageous-show-of-power-126215

37 posted on 06/18/2014 12:53:38 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Wonder Warthog
So now....I can finally change my name to Washington Redskin.

IT's about TIME!!!!

38 posted on 06/18/2014 12:53:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I am offended by the name democrat! someone revoke their trademark!

It's not only offensive. It's deceptive.

I find it amusing that "Democrat Party" has its own Wikipedia entry.

39 posted on 06/18/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 1Old Pro

The other day I was thinking about what federal institutions and agencies might be worth salvaging in a revived America. I figured that the US Patent & Trademark Office and Library of Congress might be worth keeping intact. Guess I’ll have to modify that opinion.


40 posted on 06/18/2014 1:11:27 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: 1Old Pro
The Obama FAILED PRESIDENCY, IT’S OVER.

On the contrary ... I think he is just getting started.

41 posted on 06/18/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: Pollster1

Just wait til the Petapuppets take on the SPURs.
After all SPURS are either instruments of pain to
horses or weapons of death in the cockfighting pit.

Make’em play by the rules!


42 posted on 06/18/2014 1:13:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dartuser

I sense huge anger perculating in America regarding kitchen table issues that eve low information voters get, VA hospital deaths, food and energy price spirals, IRS lying, foreign uprisings, etc. I think he will continue to flout the law and engage executive order abuse.

But, well take the senate and slow down harmful legislation.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 1:17:15 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: montanajoe
"The Congress shall have Power To...promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." —Article I, Section 8, Clause 8

I suppose if you can interpret the "General Welfare" clause to include all kinds of Gov't giveaways, you can claim a Constitutional right to a ™

44 posted on 06/18/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Redskins should tell them to pound sand!


45 posted on 06/18/2014 1:20:50 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This trademark is still alive. I am “offended” by this trademark. “Creepy Ass Cracka”

http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4806:6g46e8.5.39


46 posted on 06/18/2014 1:21:39 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: I want the USA back

It’s a strange time when the US Govt. is attacking Americans but turn a blind eye towards terrorist entering our country and illegals crossing the border into our country.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 1:22:02 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: YourAdHere

I quit caring about sports in the early 80s and generally don’t care what sports types do to themselves but gov-co telling them they have to change a name just because a few (un)enlightened beings say so is over the line. I hope they fight and fight hard.


48 posted on 06/18/2014 1:22:45 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

the same thing happen in 1999 under Clinton and the Redskins won on appeal


49 posted on 06/18/2014 1:37:24 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/11/28/navajo-code-talker-says-redskins-name-not-derogatory/


50 posted on 06/18/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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